Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo is the ninth episode of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, later repackaged as the ninth episode of the first season of The Scooby-Doo Show.


The gang is having fun with their old friends who are now a music group. They are ready to sing a new song based on an ancient voodoo chant but they also bring back a long dead ancient shaman who plans to turn them into zombies.


The gang is attending the concert of their old friend, Alex Super, who has become the lead singer of a famous band. While the band performs one of their new songs, titled "Mamba Wamba", an ancient shaman appears, telling them they have violated a sacred chant by playing the song. With a cloud of smoke, he disappears, taking the band's solo female member Lila. The gang decides to help Super find Lila by heading to Maison Dupree, the plantation Lila grew up on. There, they discover voodoo dolls of all the members of Super, including their manager, Roger.

While they're searching for clues, a zombie appears to chase Shaggy and Scooby. After all of the band members disappear one by one, it's up to the gang to save them and Lila. After a failed attempt at catching Mamba Wamba, the gang decides to split up once more. Shaggy and Scooby are chased by the zombie outside and take refuge in a grass field.

After they lost the zombie, they heard thumping in a nearby log, which they believe is Mamba Wamba inside, but it turned out a frog was inside. They then the hear voodoo drums in the distance and attempted to run away from them, (with the frog hitch-hiking with them) but ended up on top of a hut. While hiding, they discover they're in Mamba Wamba's lair, where they see Alex, Ray and Deek being held hostage. They also discover that Lila has in fact been turned into a zombie. Mamba Wamba promises Alex, Ray and Deek the same fate as Lila, unless they sign a parchment vowing to never play the sacred chant again. Alex signs the parchment, just as Scooby and Shaggy give away their hiding places. The frog then steals the parchment with Shaggy, Scooby, Mamba Wamba, the zombie, and Lila pursuing it.

Shaggy and Scooby escaped, giving the parchment to Fred, Daphne and Velma, who recognize it as the final clue. They devise a trap in order to catch Mamba Wamba. After capturing them in a net, the gang calls the police to unveil what's been happening.

It turns out Roger was Mamba Wamba, Lila played herself as a zombie, and the other zombie is an unknown henchman. Both Roger and Lila realized that the song, Mamba Wamba was worth millions. So they devised a scheme to scare the band out of their rights to the money. The paper that Alex signed was actually a legal release with a fake parchment glued above their signatures.

Everyone celebrated by having dinner at the plantation having crawdad gumbo. However the frog ate every drop in the pot, Shaggy then suggests making frog gumbo instead which scares the frog out, but came back after Shaggy assured him he was only kidding, and that they prefer pizza anyway.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Mouse (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Frog (only appearance)
  • Sheriff (only appearance)





  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Roger as Mamba Wamba
Lila as Zombie Lila
Their accomplice as Mamba Zombie
To get the rights to a hit song.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Pat Stevens Velma Dinkley
Mickey Dolenz Alex Super
Lennie Weinrib Deek
John Stephenson Roger
Mamba Wamba


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Mamba Wamba" N/A Mickey Dolenz Alex Super Experience

Full credits

The following credits reflect closely as possible to how they are seen on-screen.


  • The episode most likely takes place in Louisiana, which is known for its gumbo and for voodoo. Southern plantations like the one seen in this episode can also be found in Louisiana.
  • Fred's trap works perfectly in this episode.
  • Mamba Zombie's appearance is similar to another zombie disguise of a previous case in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Which Witch is Which?
  • Amazon, iTunes, and VUDU erroneously list this episode as "Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hood".
  • Scenes from this episode, particularly the unmasking, are used in the DTV Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, which features Lila in a conspiracy group of other former convicts setting up a highly elaborate revenge. The band's name is also revealed to be the Alex Super Experience, who apparently broke up, whether directly or indirectly because of the events in this episode is unknown.
  • Shaggy breaks the fourth wall when he looked at Scooby-Doo moving to the music, then he looks at the viewers.

Cultural references

  • The episode's plot takes a lot of inspiration from Cornell Woolrich's short story Papa Benjamin. The story has been adapted several times for use in various anthology TV shows and films.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Ray and Deke are cooking at the end of the episode, Alex and the gang are at the table. Everyone's legs are invisible as the tablecloth isn't seen. When the camera reappears, the tablecloth is seen.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • It is unknown how Mamba Wamba went through a solid wall when he encountered Alex and Daphne in the basement.
  • It is unknown who was the woman who screamed at the concert before Mamba Wamba appeared at the concert or if she was involved with Roger and Lila.

Home media


Sheriff: What is this, a masquerade party?

External links

  • Buy from Amazon (US)
  • Buy from Amazon (UK)
  • Buy from iTunes (US)
  • Buy from iTunes (CA)
  • Buy from iTunes (UK)
  • Buy from VUDU

Previous episode: Series: Next episode:
The No-Face Zombie Chase Case The Scooby-Doo Show
Season 1
A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground